Islam is a necessity in the modern world.
Islam is the only religion that can provide a reliable guide to man's life. Firstly, it's laws touch upon all aspects of human life, secondly its traditions have been authentically preserved in a such a manner that it can be with a high degree certainty attributed to its purported author. I say this, because other religious texts, while claiming to have guidance, there is no way they can be traced back to their alleged authors. Thirdly, the laws of Islam have not been categorically proven by any yardstick of science to be harmful to individuals or societies. Now, I invite anyone to respond to these arguments presented in favor of Islam, and also present any other evidence that you may have to disprove these claims.
But not for the reasons my opponent says it is!
Rather, I propose the following theory: the devil (aka Satan) passes gas. This a fact which all the religions of the world overlook, save for Islam. And, as such, they give us no hope of harnessing such gas as a new fuel source, allowing us to divert fossil fuels to their most advantageous usage: the construction of garish space planes.
As proof of my scientific theory (the Farting Satan Theory, or FSssssT), I cite the amazing and authoritative collection of the sayings of the Prophet (PBBBBUUHH), Sahih al-Bukhari:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "When the call for the prayer is pronounced, Satan takes to his heels, passing wind with noise, When the call for the prayer is finished, he comes back."
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 3285
In-book reference: Book 59, Hadith 94
USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 4, Book 54, Hadith 505
If the "wind" which passes from Satan when he hears the call to prayer could be harnessed and canistered, it could totally free us from not only an overburdened reliance on fossil fuels, but also natural gases, eliminating the need for "fracking" and taking away some of Vladimir Putin's political bargaining chimps.
This is a theory totally overlooked by Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism and a host of other smaller religions!
They also do not accept that Allah hateth the farty --- a clear sign of their backwardness, idiocy and depravity if you ask me! I cite another remarkable Hadith of the Prophet (pppbbbbbbbuhhhhhhh):
The Prophet (bpppphhh)said, "Allah does not accept prayer of anyone of you if he does Hadath (passes wind) till he performs the ablution (anew).
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 6954
In-book reference: Book 90, Hadith 2
USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 9, Book 86, Hadith 86
Allah loveth not him that farteth! Why is that so hard to understand? And Satan clearly farts during the call to prayer in attempt to confuse Allah into nullfying the fart-befowled prayer of the pious but gassy Muslim. Ergo, if we could catch a Satan and play him a continual call to prayer on mp3, it is feasable that the ensuing "hadath" could be used as a viable source of fuel, so long as we could capture them once they pass.
Recall that Satan is a very large being and, in fact, the Sun rises between his horns:
Ibn 'Umar reported Allah's Messenger (bbbbptttth) as saying: Do not intend to observe prayer at the time of the rising of the sun nor at its setting, for it rises between the horns of Satan.
Reference: Sahih Muslim 828 b
In-book reference: Book 6, Hadith 353
USC-MSA web (English) reference: Book 4, Hadith 1807
True, it will take a lot of time and effort to capture Satan's windpassing, but if he is so large that the Sun rises between his antlers, he clearly has enough flatulentic energy to fuel the entire world for millenia.
The Pro, however, presents stupid reasons like:
1. "it's laws touch upon all aspects of human life"
2. "its traditions have been authentically preserved in a such a manner that it can be with a high degree certainty attributed to its purported author"
3. "the laws of Islam have not been categorically proven by any yardstick of science to be harmful to individuals or societies."
I think I speak for all of us when I say: woopty dingle-doo! Who cares? Reading over your "reasons" makes me yawn --- which I shouldn't do, for Satan laughs at yawners:
The Prophet (ppppbbbbtttthhh) said, "Yawning is from Satan and if anyone of you yawns, he should check his yawning as much as possible, for if anyone of you (during the act of yawning) should say: 'Ha', Satan will laugh at him."
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 3289
In-book reference : Book 59, Hadith 98
USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 4, Book 54, Hadith 509
Come on, Jack! You got to think outside of the box, brother! Quit letting society dictate your dreams! Shoot for the stars! We've got a world to win, and nothing to lose but our chains! Solidarity for ever! The internationale will be the human race!
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Valiya writes, "a religion that has such balderdash cannot provide any solution for mankind"!
How untrue! A modern, scientific worldview which rejects the existence of a gassy Satan is no science at all, and it is certainly not modern! I would hesitate to call such assertions "balderdash", for they are clearly the holy truths of the Hadith. In my own dawah, I always begin by telling people the Islam teaches a farting Satan, whereas Christianity and Judaism do not, demonstrating the clear superiority of Islam over these wicked faiths. Someday, when science discovers evidence of the devil's flatulence, I will laugh at them in derision for disbelieving in the Hadith! When Steven Hawkwing rolls out in his wheelchair and says in robot voice, "I was wrong. The Satans fart. All the time they do it. Inshallah! Allah hu Akbar!"
I ask you O Nasrani and you, O Yehudi: why does not the Injil, the Taurat and the Zabur not have farting devil? Maybe because your scribes have falsified Allah's words! Truly, a fateful doom awaits you upon the last day, for Allah hath made clear the devil has a serious case of the tubbly-wubblies in the tummy! Truly, Moses taught a farting devil, as did Jesus, and Lut, and Joseph! But you have edited these out of your records, to hide the truth from humanity!
You are right, though, Valiya: Islamic economics is certainly superior to the Kufr West and Kufr East --- especially when we consider the massive diversity of wealth that exists in Daar-al-Islam vs. Daar-al-Harb. Whereas the Kufr relies predominantly upon fuel and energy for their wealth, Muslims innovates in all fields, and it has been this way for centuries. Where has most of modern technology come from? Islam! Modern medicine? Islam! The space program? Islam! Who ended slavery first? Islam! Who gave women full equal rights with men first? Islam! Who had first gay cowboy? Islam! Islam is the clearly superior deen in every way. Without Islam, the modern world would be in peril!
Why do you think it is that the good Muslim, Buzz Lightyear, was first in space, and not the wicked Kufr, Tom Hanks? While Tom Hanks was stranded on island talking to a bloodied football named Wilson, Buzz Lightyear was performing wudu and salat in the sea of tranquility!
Take that, you wicked gringos!
Justin Timberlake is Muslim!
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Here is the problem, Valiya --- and all these are from Sahih Muslim or Bukhari, the two most accepted collections of Hadith, as well as Dawud which is also widely accepted:
1. Muhammad - ????
Muhammad, in his late middle-ages, married a 6 year old girl then consummated the relationship when she turned 9:
Narrated `Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
If you would, in good conscience, let a man do that to one of your daughters, most of the Western world would consider you a sicko, deserving to be locked up and beaten by up by prison gangs (who draw the line when it comes to evils such as this). Most of them would hate you --- viscerally, deeply, with a burning desire to see your entire civilization burned to the ground, just for this.
2. Muhammad - advocate of war rape, woman slavery
Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (Allah her pleased with him) reported that at the Battle of Hanain Allah's Messenger sent an army to Autas and encountered the enemy and fought with them. Having overcome them and taken them captives, the Companions of Allah's Messenger (may peace te upon him) seemed to refrain from having intercourse with captive women because of their husbands being polytheists. Then Allah, Most High, sent down regarding that: "And women already married, except those whom your right hands possess (iv. 24)" (i. e. they were lawful for them when their 'Idda period came to an end).
Abu Sa"id Al Khudri said "The Apostle of Allaah sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of Apostle of Allaah were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So, Allaah the exalted sent down the Qur"anic verse "And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hand posses." This is to say they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period.
0 Abu Sa'id, did you hear Allah's Messenger mentioning al-'azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah's Messenger on the expedition to the Bi'l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing 'azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid-conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah's Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah's Mes- senger, and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.
To summarize, according to the Hadith, it is lawful for soldiers to capture women in war, have sex with them even though their husbands are still alive --- have sex with them even in the presence of their husbands, and sell for ransom once one is done with them.
You might argue that the noble Mujahideen had to get the woman's permission before having sex, but imagine the mind-state of these poor women: their families had been killed, they were captured by men with swords who had killed many of their relatives --- brothers, fathers, uncles, grandfathers --- and they're going to willingly have sex? You can argue this point but the entire Western world will laugh at you, and much of the East will, also. And do we really imagine Muhammad --- a man who, in his fifties, consummated his marriage with 9 year old Aisha --- is all that concerned with valid consent from a woman?
3. Muhammad - oppressor of women's equality before the law
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, "Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?" The women said, "Yes." He said, "This is because of the deficiency of a woman's mind."
Need I comment why the West would hate this?
4. Muhammad - killer of apostasizers
Narrated `Ikrima: Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to `Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn `Abbas who said, "If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah's Messenger forbade it, saying, 'Do not punish anybody with Allah's punishment (fire).' I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah's Messenger, 'Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'"
Need I comment?
5. Muhammad - Jew hater / believer in sentient trees
The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
The West generally has a bad impression of those who speak well of murdering Jews.
These are just four points, but very prominent ones. Muslims generally do not publicize these Hadiths, but they are there, and have been used in all Muslim countries as the guiding hand of Muslim law and actions.
So we have the following problem:
Muhammad, while an old man, had sex with a 9 year old.
His armies captured women, had sex with them (no mention of consent), and sold them as slaves.
He denied woman an equally valid testimony under Islamic law --- a principle which puts all women in danger before the law.
He advocated the murder of apostates.
He said the last day would not come until a Jewish genocide took place.
And here is what we can reasonably conclude about Valiya:
Valiya prefers a society in which 6 years old are married and the relationship is "consummated" at age 9, to one in which this is outlawed.
Valiya prefers a society where Islamic slavery is in place, where captive woman are in subjection to their slave-owners, who can have sex with them as they wish then sell them off when they are done. No age of consent is mentioned in any of these Islamic laws, either, so we can assume that this would involve a great deal of minors. We could have a society where this was all illegal, but Valiya hates such a society.
Valiya prefers a society where a woman's testimony is not equal to that of a man, etc.
Valiya prefers a society where those who leave Islam are killed.
On the last day, Valiya would listen to the trees to see if a Jew was behind it, and if a Jew was, Valiya would gladly kill that Jew.
If you voiced these beliefs in the presence of a good Westerner, they would hate you. If you were in their house, they would kick you out. !